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Definition of Affrayed

Affrayed
Affray Af*fray", v. t. [p. p. Affrayed.] [OE. afraien, affraien, OF. effreer, esfreer, F. effrayer, orig. to disquiet, put out of peace, fr. L. ex + OHG. fridu peace (akin to E. free). Cf. Afraid, Fray, Frith inclosure.] [Archaic] 1. To startle from quiet; to alarm. Smale foules a great heap That had afrayed [affrayed] me out of my sleep. --Chaucer. 2. To frighten; to scare; to frighten away. That voice doth us affray. --Shak.
Affray
Affray Af*fray", n. [OE. afrai, affrai, OF. esfrei, F. effroi, fr. OF. esfreer. See Affray, v. t.] 1. The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack. [Obs.] 2. Alarm; terror; fright. [Obs.] --Spenser. 3. A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray. ``In the very midst of the affray.' --Motley. 4. (Law) The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. --Blackstone. Note: A fighting in private is not, in a legal sense, an affray. Syn: Quarrel; brawl; scuffle; encounter; fight; contest; feud; tumult; disturbance.
Affray
Affray Af*fray", v. t. [p. p. Affrayed.] [OE. afraien, affraien, OF. effreer, esfreer, F. effrayer, orig. to disquiet, put out of peace, fr. L. ex + OHG. fridu peace (akin to E. free). Cf. Afraid, Fray, Frith inclosure.] [Archaic] 1. To startle from quiet; to alarm. Smale foules a great heap That had afrayed [affrayed] me out of my sleep. --Chaucer. 2. To frighten; to scare; to frighten away. That voice doth us affray. --Shak.

Meaning of Affrayed from wikipedia

- In many legal jurisdictions related to English common law, affray is a public order offence consisting of the fighting of one or more persons in a public...
- HMS Affray, a British Amphion-class submarine, was the last Royal Navy submarine to be lost at sea, on 16 April 1951, with the loss of 75 lives. All vessels...
- The Wairau Affray (called the Wairau M****acre in many older texts) on 17 June 1843 was the first serious clash of arms between British settlers and Māori...
- The Kum Kapu demonstration occurred in the Kumkapı district of Constantinople on July 27, 1890. It ensued in skirmishing in which several demonstrators...
- Aifric (Middle Irish Affraic) is an Irish language female given name. Affraic is attested as a name borne by women of Gaelic background, between the 8th...
- Ingibjörg Hákonardóttir and Affraic ingen Fergusa. Ingibjörg was a daughter of Hákon Pálsson, Earl of Orkney (d. c. 1126). Affraic was a daughter of Fergus...
- United States Navy have been named Affray. USS Affray (AMc-112), a minesweeper in service 2 December 1941. USS Affray (MSO-511), a minesweeper commissioned...
- began between the Colonial government and Māori in 1843 with the Wairau Affray over land and disagreements over sovereignty. These conflicts, mainly in...
- USS Affray (AM-511/MSO-511) was an Acme-class minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the task of removing mines that had been placed in the water to...
- day. A member of the Richardson gang, Jimmy Andrews, was injured in the affray and went for treatment at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel the day...